Isaac Redman could play, plus other Steelers injury news


Only two days before the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to take on the Washington Redskins, they may have gotten some good news on one of their running backs.

October 7, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) greets fans as he leaves the field after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 16-14. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, running back Isaac Redman was a surprise participant in practice on Friday because his injured ankle felt so good and he has a chance to play Sunday at Heinz Field.

Redman did not play in Cincinnati after he sprained his ankle Oct. 11 against the Tennessee Titans. He said the injury was sore after he went through individual drills on Wednesday.

Even if Redman can go, Jonathan Dwyer is expected to get the start, a week after rushing for 122 yards against the Bengals.

In other injury news, safety Troy Polamalu (calf), running back Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and linebacker Brandon Johnson (hamstring) are all out for the Redskins game.

Dwyer is also on the injury report, listed as probable, along with safety Will Allen (ankle), center Maurkice Pouncey (knee), linebacker Adrian Robinson (concussion), kicker Shaun Suisham (ankle), linebacker Jason Worilds (illness) and linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring).

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